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Ravens trade Anquan Boldin to 49ers

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Well, at least Boldin will still be able to say “Harbaugh” after “Coach.”

Not long after we reported that the Ravens are trying to trade receiver Anquan Boldin, they did.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens have shipped Boldin and his $6 million salary to the 49ers for a sixth-round pick.

It’s not a surprise.  The Ravens weren’t going to pay Boldin $6 million, and Boldin wasn’t going to take a pay cut.

Boldin still won’t take a pay cut.  The difference is that the 49ers have the cap space to afford Boldin — along with a significant need for wideouts behind Michael Crabtree.

The move sends Boldin from the team coached by John Harbaugh to the team coached by his younger brother, Jim.

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  1. steelerben says: Mar 11, 2013 4:19 PM


    And that’s not actually sarcasm this time.

  2. sjoyner59 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:19 PM

    great move by the 49ers….this guy is a player

  3. Steeley McBeam says: Mar 11, 2013 4:20 PM

    Hahaha. Ravens now have one true WR and a bunch of kick returners.

  4. dangernearing says: Mar 11, 2013 4:20 PM

    Good he’s out the AFC. Who is to challenged for the AFC crown next outside of the Patriots? Not the Steelers nor Ravens. Maybe Bengals, Broncos and Colts.

  5. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:20 PM

    Seahawks are probably a little red faced right now…

  6. ccjcsr says: Mar 11, 2013 4:20 PM

    Compensation for the SB loss!

  7. webehighrollin says: Mar 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    Eat it seattle..lets go!!

  8. burrito12 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    Appears to be a knee jerk reaction to the Harvin to Seattle trade?

  9. Stiller43 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    So he’ll be announcing his retirement…today? Tomorrow?

  10. ottomanismydog says: Mar 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    First casualty to keep Flacco is his #1 receiver.

  11. davefromca says: Mar 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    GREAT trade. He is worth every penny. Never gets hurt and hasa great attitude plus an outstanding blocker. VERY happy!

  12. newenglandsports11 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    RIP Joe Flacco’s Eliteness: January 2013-March 2013, enjoy your money!

  13. kd75 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    Why would the Niners trade for Boldin when they could just have waited for him to be cut by the Ravens?

  14. dangernearing says: Mar 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    steelerben says: Mar 11, 2013 4:19 PM


    And that’s not actually sarcasm this time.


    Way too early to go there. FA hasnt even started really.

  15. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    Boldin for a 6th rounder? is Ozzie crazy? Ravens just got ripped off soo bad. This is a joke..

  16. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    Top 3 WRs in professional football – Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Pierre Garçon.

  17. tnoc2 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    Wow! Great move by San Fran, awesome value for a 6th rounded, especially since they have a boatload of picks!

  18. joey49er says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    ha ha haaaa harbaugh out smarted carrol again lol!!! welcome to the niners boldin…and we still got our 1st round pic ….this is just great

  19. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    A sixth rounder?


  20. glennsyank13 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    What ever happened to all those number 1 wideouts the 49ers had?

  21. deceman20 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    Well this sucks…

  22. stumpzzz says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    Good move by the 9ers, from a fellow NFC West Team fan (Seahawks).

  23. jacktheraven says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    I’m surprised. Something here went terribly wrong.

  24. ckinthekc99 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    Ugh no way thats the best deal they could of got! Talk about a knee jerk reaction

  25. vikesfansteve says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM


  26. madpunter88 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    Good deal. Right after the Seahawks traded for Harvin. There is quite a battle going on between the 49ers and Seahawks for supremacy in the NFC West. It’s like Yankees-Red Sox with the one-up-manship.

  27. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    Ratbirds show their stupidity again

  28. hawkslv says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    Harvin > Boldin

  29. grs27 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:22 PM

    Steelers/Bengals looking like the favorite to win the division now. Would be shocked if Ravens make the playoffs in 2013.

  30. poesports says: Mar 11, 2013 4:23 PM

    Smart move for both teams. Ravens simply could not afford him with all the other talent they have plus who they still need to sign. $6 million is a lot to spend on the aging veteran. No brainer as well for the 49ers. 6th round for the veteran but they have the cap space. Just wait til their QBs contract comes due.

  31. bigwayne75 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:23 PM

    Goodell be smart and veto that trade. That’s brother to brother deal, Boldin is worth more that. The NFL is a business and not a family thing.

  32. jaywebbsb says: Mar 11, 2013 4:23 PM

    Good move, I don’t see them giving Moss another year though.

  33. goniners49 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:23 PM

    Yay! Great pick up

  34. onderin says: Mar 11, 2013 4:23 PM

    Boldin better prepare his hands. Instead of jump ball lobs he’s going to be catching some bullets from Kaepernick.

  35. chipwade says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    If you can’t beat em, overpay em.

  36. rukkus1 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    Busy day in the west… keeping up with the jones’ here niners?

  37. kaeperdicking says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    Great move by the 9ers; welcome to the Bay Ara Boldin. You’ve killed us for years so now its time to help us. Crabtree, Manningham, and Boldin is a solid trio of threats. The 9ers need to redo his deal and get that $6.1 mil figure, or whatever it is, lower for 2013. Signing bonus time…

    He is a great player and will be a plus in the locker room. A 6th rounder is well worth it. Harvin is young, but the risk is high. Boldin will serve his purposes in SF well for a few years. Well done by Baalke and Oz – he got a little something for a guy he would have to cut and Baalke got Kap a solid weapon who is a little under estimated in his older age. Manningham won’t be back right away I believe, so this is a huge help outside (and over the middle). He and Kap will click well.

  38. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    John Harbaugh still feels bad about beating his brother in the SB, so he gave him Boldin for it…

  39. bucrightoff says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    Joe Flacco’s QB Rating just dropped 20 points, but hey he’s the richest ever, that matters right?

  40. mnomalley says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    NFC West teams are thirsty right now

  41. ampats says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    Ray Lewis,Anquan Boldin, gone
    next up Ed Reed, can’t imagine after asking Boldin to take a pay cut and trading him the Ravens offering anything but an insult to Reed.
    Ellerbee and Krueger are also gone.

    This Ravens team could be a much weaker version come this season.

  42. ravenatorblowsgoats says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    @ravenotor…can’t wait to hear your comments on this….Karmas a bitch…..if it wasn’t for him you easily lose the superbowl.

  43. onelildude says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    Great counter by the Niners to what the Seahawks pulled off earlier

  44. habsfanatic says: Mar 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    Boldin’s toughness personified the Ravens… he will be missed.

  45. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    And now the Viking fans will insist that they didn’t want him anyway.

  46. mj1818 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    Haha go 9ers! Such implosion since the Super Bowl this franchise will never be the same.

  47. blitzinc43 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    Same skill set as Crabtree. Perfect fit for ColKap

  48. scoops1 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    Jennings to the Ravens???

  49. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Mar 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    SF to Seattle:


  50. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    Wow! NFC West is turning into a circa 1950’s cold war arms race!

  51. blacknole08 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    Boldin is more reliable than Harvin. Just sayin.

  52. arejaye57 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:26 PM

    San Fran should trade for Nnamdi, as well

  53. ravenator says: Mar 11, 2013 4:26 PM

    Um, ravens did not get ripped off. It was either lose Ellerbe and Reed or keep Boldin for one more year and then watch him walk or retire. On top of it, if they cut Boldin, they carry dead money over – you know dead money, like that team the Steelers who can’t balance a checkbook.

  54. st1llerz1 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:26 PM

    And the nest continues to burn…

    They probably needed to do this to have a shot at signing ellerbe prior to the kick off of free agency tomorrow. I guess the 49ers figure it’s better to give up a sixth-rounder than have to compete with the rest of the NFL for a solid #2 receiver to behind Crabtree.

    flaccid just lost his most reliable weapon. ravenator’s mom just had to bring a mop and bucket down to the basement to sop up the tears…


  55. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 11, 2013 4:26 PM

    Propping up the Kaepernick myth in response to Seattle propping up the Wilson myth.

  56. blackngold4life says: Mar 11, 2013 4:26 PM

    Enjoy that 6th round pick! Cheers!

  57. jr4real says: Mar 11, 2013 4:26 PM


    can’t wait to hear from you know who!!!

    disaster in Baltimore.

  58. ravens4lifeudig says: Mar 11, 2013 4:26 PM

    Sad day but time to move on last yr was last yr FLACCO will find a new target go RAVENS

  59. tribulationpress says: Mar 11, 2013 4:26 PM

    I’m a ravens fan and I HATE this trade. No more super bowls for the ravens til like 2026 =/

  60. babyjesus69 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:27 PM

    Stealing the seagulls thunder once again

  61. steelpenbucs87 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:27 PM

    Not mad to see this guy get out of the Conference – this is really a win for the entire AFC North.

    Don’t have to deal with Boldin, and the Ravens get something for a guy they likely were going to cut. CLEVELANDERS! CINCINATTIANS! YINZERS AND BAWLMOREANS! Let’s all rejoice! KOOOMBYE AHHHHHHH KOOOMBYE AHHHH

  62. fwippel says: Mar 11, 2013 4:27 PM

    A sixth round pick for Boldin? Wow, if he could have been had for that amount, I can’t believe other teams (Vikings, Seahawks) wouldn’t have offered at least a fourth round pick.

    The 49ers easily get the best of this deal.

  63. tjrogers09 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:27 PM

    Unreal… I think this move by Baltimore is not only stupid but selfish…He was Baltimore’s #1 WR, never complains about his contract, and you can’t pay him his $6 million???

    Shaking my head…Great pick up for the niners…

  64. chawk12thman says: Mar 11, 2013 4:27 PM

    Great Move for SF. Boldin would have been cut and be on the open market soon, so by giving up only a 6th round when they have some 15 picks, was an easy way to get assurances they got him.

    Congrats to SF and if anything the SF/SEA match next season is getting exciting…….

  65. jr4real says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    poesports says: Mar 11, 2013 4:23 PM

    Smart move for both teams. Ravens simply could not afford him with all the other talent they have plus who they still need to sign. $6 million is a lot to spend on the aging veteran. No brainer as well for the 49ers. 6th round for the veteran but they have the cap space. Just wait til their QBs contract comes due.


    what talent? Ray Rice, yes. Any other Offensive talent? No.

  66. mrgroovesd says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    So the guy that helped beat your team in the SB is now joining your team. Talk about ironic. That’s going to be a team to beat next year.

  67. davefromca says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    “Why would the Niners trade for Boldin when they could just have waited for him to be cut by the Ravens?”

    Because then they could get into a bidding war. He is a top tier wide receiver. Look what he did in the playoffs.

  68. stillers1229 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    The Ravenator wants an explanation.

  69. clssylssy says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Wow…probably means another ring for Boldin next year with the other Harbaugh brother. I feel bad for Fitzgerald still stuck in the 7th circle of Cardinal Hell!

  70. liddogg33 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Smart move. Big pickup for the niners!!! As a seattle fan the west just got more interesting!! Now the hawks secondary has had zero problem locking up mr Boldin in their last couple meetings. Don’t see how he will be a problem now. Can they say the same about Percy harvin??? Don’t think so!!!

    Go HAWKS!!!

  71. urrealitycheck says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Anquan Boldin for YEARS has terrorized the 49ers defense…..Finally they get to dish put the sam medicine!!! Guy is $$$$ on 3rd Downs & true need by them.


  72. chuckleberry1974 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    It was this or cut him. It could have been worse.

  73. arrowhead816 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    I guess he’ll have to change his stance on “Once a Raven always a Raven” lol

  74. pushier says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Ravens doing their best not to repeat.No Lewis,over paid Flacco,Probably no Ed Reed.a sixth rounder for Bolden what a joke.

  75. adelphos33 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Interesting that the Seahawks and 49ers will both have inexpensive starting QBs (let’s assume Flynn is traded or cut). Is this the new model – get a young QB and spend your cap room to acquire talent at other positions?

  76. sweetnlow44 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    Wow, the two best teams in the NFL just got crazy stronger today.

  77. tlmoon2112 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    Being a Gator fanatic, I love Percy Harvin but this is a fantastic deal. Why? Boldin has 2 Super Bowl appearances. Who played WR for the Niners this season who also had 2 Super Bowl appearances? Randy Moss…makes perfect sense to have a guy like Boldin replace Moss.

  78. quizguy66 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    How much of Boldin’s contract becomes guaranteed tomorrow?

    If you’re Baltimore and your choices are get nothing or get a 6th-round pick you take the 6th-round pick.

    It is interesting to ponder if other teams were informed of Boldin’s availability and if so what their offers were. How many teams are looking to add $6m to their WR payroll?

    The 49ers didn’t wait for Boldin to get cut b/c there’s no guarantee they would be his first choice, simple as that.

    As a Bengals fan I’m just really all broken up about Wallace and Boldin leaving the division 😉


  79. NotoriousKDV says: Mar 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    I like the move for San Fran. Moss is gone and honestly he didn’t give them much anyways. Boldin should give them more than Moss did.

  80. tommythek says: Mar 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    Bolden trying to become the Charles Haley of wide receivers

  81. bmoritz2003 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    A 6th round pick? LOL Enjoy your Super Bowl Ravens fans, ’cause it ain’t happening again soon. Where’s that jackass ravenator now?

  82. lucasblack12 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    How high is the guy who put Pierre garçon in the same category as Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitz

  83. nolahxc says: Mar 11, 2013 4:30 PM

    Sorta like a hand-me-down toy that still works pretty damn well.

  84. poesports says: Mar 11, 2013 4:30 PM

    Boldin for a 6th rounder? is Ozzie crazy? Ravens just got ripped off soo bad. This is a joke..

    Not at all. The Ravens were going to cut him outright. For Ozzie to at least get something for him AND relieve 6 million in cap space is awesome. Less than 24 hours from now they would have received nothing. Remember people. The Ravens could not pay him 6 million and he refused to take the paycut. Smart move by Ozzie.

  85. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:30 PM

    Did somebody just say the Pierre garcon was a top 3 reciever? LOL

  86. swashbucklin says: Mar 11, 2013 4:30 PM

    So the niners have like 14 picks in this year’s draft, and ozzie couldn’t get anything higher than a 6th for him? Cmon man…

  87. lionpride10 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    Smart move by the ravens, they can’t afford to keep declining talent.

  88. 52lightsxout52 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    I can only imagine how the phone conversation went:

    John:”Look Jim, I know it’s been hard for you these last few weeks …How ’bout I trade you Anquan Boldin, I’ll even give you the family discount! What d’ya say? That cheer you up???”

  89. bigwayne75 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    Goodell be smart and veto that trade. That’s brother to brother deal, Boldin is worth more that. The NFL is a business and not a family thing

  90. queensnyvegas says: Mar 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    team to beat in the nfc is the 49ers wow

  91. rally411 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    “Appears to be a knee jerk reaction to the Harvin to Seattle trade?”

    Only difference is SF didn’t give away a boatload for a WR w/serious baggage. Instead they gave a very low pick for a WR that was a MAJOR difference-maker for BAL in the playoffs!

  92. stainlessstill says: Mar 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    Lmao, nice change of tune, ravenator. Karma.What was all that “Relax people, he’ll be a Raven for life! CHEERS!” talk. You lost the player that made Joe Flacco look like a 120million dollar mediocre QB. Enjoy the next several years of mediocrity. Lost Boldin, Ray Lewis, possibly Ed Reed and maybe even Kruger to the number game. Anquan Boldin easily catch’s that T.D in a 9’ers uniform even with all the BLATANT holding.

  93. austinoxford says: Mar 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    Logicalvloice is the funniest guy on this entire site. The Ravens got fleeced in this deal, but it seems to me that this move is a money-dump. Still laughing at the Pierre Garcon comment.

  94. ravensfan19 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    I would like to Keep Boldin but hes getting Old and He can’t get Separation from DB’s. He is never Open. That’s why he always makes those Catches in Traffic. If you noticed throughout the Season One of the biggest problems on Offense was Our Receivers were never Open.

  95. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Mar 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    49ers front office just PWNED Seattle’s FO:

    6th rounder given up for an established, vet WR with height, redzone threat, and great hands

    1st rounder given up for a malcontent, injury prone diva


  96. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    Ravens are sinking faster than the Titanic!!!

  97. footballfan says: Mar 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    Another gear falls out of the machine

  98. sprtsfan1 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    Whoa! Nice move Niners! Did not see that coming.

  99. kaeperdicking says: Mar 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    The Ravens didn’t get ripped off at all and the 9ers didn’t have to get into a free agency war for his services. It’s a good deal for both sides. Who cares about a 6th rounder when you have 13 higher picks and 1 lower pick?

    The 9ers need to lower his cap hit this year so they can get a DB and resign Goldson. Resign Bolden and give him a signing bonus and push the money out over the last years of the contract so that Boldin can go through all of this again. That is the way the league works.

  100. queensnyvegas says: Mar 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    pierre gorcon is not in the top 20

  101. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:33 PM

    It’s a good trade. He’s a physical WR who can toss the Seahawks CBs around like a rag doll. That’s what that team needed.

    Can’t wait til tomorrow to see other moves that are made by different teams.

  102. blackngold4life says: Mar 11, 2013 4:33 PM

    Gota love Teams that compete off the field! Can’t say that for my Steelers..Makein my NfC prediction right now! 49ers win the NFC “If” they stay healthy.

  103. bartlettruss says: Mar 11, 2013 4:33 PM

    It had nothing to do with the draft pick it just had to do with the salary. Ravens are paying Flacco instead of paying his receiver. It’s about the salary cap and nothing else.

    I applaud Boldin for not taking a cut while his very average QB is having his salary doubled.

  104. ingraven says: Mar 11, 2013 4:34 PM

    This one hurts. All I can ask, is WHY!?!? Well, looks like the NFC is DEFINITELY going through San Fran or Seattle. Congrats to you San Fran, as I know you all know, and experienced, you have obtained one heck of a player.

  105. gtisme says: Mar 11, 2013 4:36 PM

    I understand the reasoning, but I hate this move; Boldin is the embodiment of the type of player you want to root for. Could care less about troll Steeler fan/Flacco-hater comments, Ravens still a playoff team, but a lot of true class just moved west.

  106. mrp2003 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:36 PM

    Not sure about the timing but does this mean that the Ravens will bid for Wallace?

  107. gordoom says: Mar 11, 2013 4:37 PM

    First the ravens were not keeping him at 6million. They asked if he would pay cut and he said no. So the smart move is to trade him for anything. Hes worth nothing if you cut him.

    I dont see why a extension for 3years 10 million wouldn’t have worked. Extend his money over the 3 and he would have retired a raven.

  108. yepurwrong says: Mar 11, 2013 4:37 PM

    Nator grasping at straws on that one. It’s ok to sit a few out.

  109. asimonetti88 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:38 PM

    Well on the Percy Harvin article I said, Your Move Baalke! He took me seriously I guess! Very good trade for the 49ers- Boldin is worth more far more than a 6th rounder, IMO.

  110. rickyspanish says: Mar 11, 2013 4:39 PM

    I’m surprised at 49ers who are super excited about this. Boldin is good, but his best days are behind him. San Fran got a player in decline while Seattle got Harvin who hasn’t even hit his prime. All the 9er fans saying “checkmate” doesn’t make sense to me.

  111. threedeep1998 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:39 PM

    I like Boldin but Seattle just got a game changer in Percy Harvin. Ponder’s numbers were decent with him around. Wilson going off the deep end this year with Rice/Harvin combo

  112. lemonhead7 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:39 PM

    6th rounder?? Is Ozzie showing a little love for Harbaugh favoritism? I’m sure someone would’ve offered more than that. Not the best move. Except for 9’ers fans. It’s a steal.

  113. ravenator says: Mar 11, 2013 4:39 PM

    To all my fans who know nothing about the sport they watch or the pathetic franchise they choose to follow. What does Flacco’s contract have to do with Boldin (who only had one year left on his contract) being asked to take a pay cut? – Answer: absolutely nothing

    For you math illiterate folks – Flacco’s cap hit is going to be lower than last year’s $8m ($6.8m for this up coming year). Flacco’s contract had nothing to do with Boldin being asked to take a cut and everything to do with Ellerbe making under $3m combined last year to looking for upwards of $18m combined next year.

    To put the blame on Flacco shows:
    a.) how little you pay attention
    b.) how stupid you really are
    c.) the blinded hatred of a superior franchise and front office or
    d.) all the above

    In regards to the front office – they would’ve cut Boldin to sign others and would’ve had to carry over dead money from the Boldin contract. Now they clear just over $7m in cap space and pick up a 6th rd pick for a player they would’ve cut and received nothing for by tomorrow at 4:00pm. Again, another fantastic play by Oz and Co.

    Hate on haters.

  114. 49erempire says: Mar 11, 2013 4:39 PM

    I just went from 6 to 12

  115. hillzmickelzon says: Mar 11, 2013 4:40 PM

    How can this happen? So joe flacco says he laughed at ray lewis speeches and then he loses his best wideout in the same day? Im confused is 6 million not a bargin for a WR that could not be covered in the playoffs by any cornerback in the NFL. This does mean the 49ers should be favored to win it all this year

  116. goldrush4949 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:40 PM

    Wow, another 49er trade partner gets fleeced. Trent Baalke must be Jedi mind tricking NFL GMs.

  117. jlv3gem says: Mar 11, 2013 4:40 PM

    Making cap room for Mike Wallace

  118. itsfootballbaby says: Mar 11, 2013 4:40 PM

    Could mean back to back rings for Boldin. Good luck Q, we’ll miss you.

  119. drunkshortbusmunkeys says: Mar 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    The Rich get richer. 49ers get a GREAT 2nd WR to compliment Crabtree and Davis and the Ravens get a 6th round pick for a guy they were going to cut regardless. Division Rival Steelers got some guy in the 6th round a few years ago named Antonio Brown…..

  120. Patskrieg dot com says: Mar 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    Obviously the Ravens aren’t worried about having to face these guys in the Super Bowl again anytime soon.

  121. touchdowndances says: Mar 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    Steeley McBeam says: Mar 11, 2013 4:20 PM

    Hahaha. Ravens now have one true WR and a bunch of kick returners.


    Says the guy who cheers for a team that has a #1 WR that IS a kick returner. Ravens > Steelers. Ravens WR > Steelers WR.

  122. theravensfan99 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    haha 49ners are dumb he says he will retire if he is cut or traded

  123. whodatnhollywood says: Mar 11, 2013 4:42 PM

    How sad! This man led the Ravens to the Super Bowl, made money catches, then they ship him out over money. They OVERPAID Flacco, then, skimp out on the man who helped earn him his bank! Welcome to the cellar Ravens. SMH! I wish the Saints would have offered a pick for him. Dude is a stud receiver.

  124. 52lightsxout52 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:42 PM

    Question: Which is more valuable: The sixth round pick, or the fact that Baltimore cleared some significant cap space? I think it will be interesting to see what Baltimore does in free agency…

  125. jrock3x8 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:43 PM

    Boldin would have made that catch that Crabtree didn’t in the 4th. How amazing would it be if these two teams met in the Super Bowl again next year and it came down to a big play by Boldin?

  126. matthewcarlson1 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:43 PM

    That’s the best WR move today.

  127. stevenwilliams2013 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:44 PM

    Wow what a steal for the Niners! Amazing.

  128. aces79 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:44 PM

    Nice pick up I don’t think the Niners wont be lookin at Cribs any more

  129. divious24 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:44 PM

    The better of the trade still goes to Seattle the receive a younger speedier more versatile player who will definitely make defenses game plan for

  130. ravensfan19 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:44 PM

    Its hilarious how Jealous other teams are of the Ravens. Lmao. We have a solid Top 10 QB, a Great Run Game, A solid Defense, Ellerbe is coming back, Webb is coming back from injury, we still have Ngata, Pollard, Suggs, we draft another quality Linebacker. On Offense Expect Torrey Smith to Breakout and be one of the Top Recievers, Plus we needed another receiver who can actually get Open. Our O Line is Great and we have best FullBack in the Game. Oh Yeah we have a Great Draft History. We will back Competing for Another Super Bowl.

  131. baymac408 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:45 PM

    This man is a BALLER catches everything and blocks like crazy!! A real football player an the real reason Joe Flacco didn’t look like crap!! GO NINERS!!!

  132. dtm1088 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:45 PM

    Can we officially call A.J. Jenkins a bust?

  133. surfinbird1 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:45 PM

    Wow! you are a major factor in your team winning the superbowl,and you get traded for a 6th. I thought the best front office in football,with the smartest gm in football could’ve worked something out. What a kick in the teeth for a a guy that wanted to retire a Raven.

  134. steelfan1 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:45 PM

    As much as i love my Steelers, one thing pisses me off than most. When it comes to trades we have no imaginations. Colbert must be the king of no trades.

    Just like the Steelers, the Raven couldn’t keep Boldin, instead of cutting him and get nothing, they get a 6th rounder out of it. Couldn’t we have done that for James harrison. Also, word is, Mike Wallace could be paid almost 10 million a year in free agency, well if that was the case, since we knew we wouldn’t resign him, why didn’t we trade him, like the viking did their receiver today.

    Colbert, a little piece of advice, first i love the fact that you build through the draft, but when you can’t afford that player anymore, try using the trade option all 32 teams have and maybe we can get some true value for said player.

    Awesome Job Raven, but Boldin is the only receiver on that team i would have kept. lol

  135. thrwur12sup says: Mar 11, 2013 4:46 PM

    I luv all the 49er fans on here… Comparing AQ to Havin..really the guy is old all you did was pick up another Randy Moss…good job guys way to build a young team. Go Hawks!

  136. icardfan says: Mar 11, 2013 4:46 PM

    As a long time Cardinals fan let me just say – I hope Boldin kicks our butts every time he plays us. Nothin but love for Quan!

  137. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 11, 2013 4:47 PM

    sure would love to have kept him but not enough money to go around.with all these draft picks
    ravens have know look for some kind of
    trade up in sure they have a plan,
    always do!good luck mr boldin we got what we wanted from you. A CHAMPIONSHIP

  138. insman1017 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:47 PM

    I’m a Ravens fan and you commenters make me laugh with your lack of business and common sense. We make the playoffs every year because our GM is #1. Facts don’t lie. We need salary cap space to get better and Boldin was a victim of the business…. Let’s see what we can do with our now 18.5 million extra money with the cuts we’ve made………….SO FAR…..LMAO

  139. thegrey7 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:48 PM

    I would have been estatic if Vikings pulled off this deal too instead of the 49ers.

  140. helixir1 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:48 PM

    Does anyone else think it suspect that Anquan goes to the brothers team for only a crappy pick? If they couldn’t keep him at least he will go to my brothers team?

  141. mwatts1 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:49 PM

    Lets see if Boldin stays trUe to his word as “once a Raven always a Raven” and retires… I DOUBT IT!

  142. nite2al says: Mar 11, 2013 4:49 PM

    Good move on the Ravens part. Boldin is an aging player who had a great playoff run. The key is to get rid of players before they are washed up.

    Everyone wants give Boldin to get so much credit for the Ravens playoff run (which he deserves), but none to Flacco.

    No one would have given Bolidin a big contract this time last year, but because of the recent playoff run, he is suddenly an elite WR while Flacco is still a mediocre QB in most people’s eyes…laughable!

  143. blackngold4life says: Mar 11, 2013 4:49 PM

    Lmmfaoooo! Now Ratbird fans fina flip the table againts Boldin and say “hes old” “cant beat double teams” blah..blah..blah.. & this was a good move! John must have owed Jim a favor from they childhood days! I know how y’all feel..we gave up a Superbowl MVP for a 5th! Someone go get Ravenator off the ledge b4 he jumps!

  144. macwomack says: Mar 11, 2013 4:51 PM

    Joe Flacco should send him a gift basket everyday this season.

  145. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:55 PM

    Seriously, is this like a sympathy gift from John to Jim? Sorry about beating you in the superbowl, we a going to suck this year, so here is anquan boldin…for a pick you probably don’t care about.

    This reminds me of when the lakers traded for gasol. They gave up nothing for him, then the lakers won a couple rings.

  146. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:55 PM

    This reeks of collusion. But they still aren’t winning anything with that stable of possession receivers.

  147. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:56 PM

    I don’t think Boldin would have gone to the Vikings because they are not a a Super Bowl contender, and the Vikings want to go young anyways

  148. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:58 PM

    the seahawks couldve just signed Cribbs instead of getting headcase for harvin, and the 49ers getting bolding for a 6th rounder is a steal, most 6th rounders dont even make the team, but they got a starter for it, nice heist, i wished my colts wouldve offered a 6th for boldin

  149. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Mar 11, 2013 5:00 PM

    Ravenator promised us that Boldin would be a Raven this year.

    I can’t understand this at all. He promised!

  150. rockthered1286 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:02 PM

    Yea…so… pretty bummed. Really thought he”d warrant a 3rd or 4th at least, but this looks to be a salary dump move more than anything. Here’s the big questions now: what are the Ravens planning? They’ve opened up nearly $19M in cap space, have NO interest in bringing back Kruger or Cary Williams and most likely not Reed either (not a Harbs fan favorite) and look to let Leach go as well saving another $4.3M. So with $23M in cap space open, and only Ellerbe looking to return… what are the Ravens planning? They have to be going after somebody but who…

  151. ampatsisahypocrite says: Mar 11, 2013 5:04 PM

    What was that about “hogwash” on the other thread, ravenator?

    Flacco will be NOTHING without Boldin to come down with Joe’s blind heave-up jump balls.

    Let the decline begin! And GREAT job overpaying Joe so everybody else has to go.

  152. thecatalinawinemixer says: Mar 11, 2013 5:05 PM

    Someone compared these two teams to the Yankees-Red Sox and them trying to one-up each other with free agent signings. Yeah good move. Both of those teams have just been winning World Series titles every year the past few…..oh wait.

    49ers fans need to relax a little. First of all, it’s March. And second, you dominated (yeah right) a weak as hell NFC playoff group last year and haven’t looked too good against good defensive teams, either. Frank Gore’s getting old and the little Oregon back won’t hold up for long in this league. Take away those two and your offense has a qb that had a few good games and a bunch of has-been #1-2 wrs. Not to mention if your all-world qb (in your own minds) goes down, do you even have a backup?

  153. iamthefootballjerk says: Mar 11, 2013 5:06 PM

    I am a Ravens fan, and this is a brilliant move. I don’t think retaining Boldin for one year, is better than getting $6 mil in cap space to sign younger talent. We love Boldin in Baltimore, but this is business.

  154. pbenner13 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:06 PM

    These Ravens fans are hilarious. When the Steelers cut a player all we here about is how the team is falling apart and how stupid the front office is. When the Ravens lose a key player we hear what a genius Ozzie is. What a bunch of hypocrites.

  155. ccraig232 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:07 PM

    Thanks Anquan for making Flacco look much better than he actually is. Now get outta here. Reward the quarterback for playing well but ship out the man responsible for making Flacco look good during the playoffs. Nice job Ravens!

  156. cupquest says: Mar 11, 2013 5:08 PM

    Will this require league approval? Smells like “brotherly” collusion to me.

  157. murfdeezy says: Mar 11, 2013 5:08 PM

    This was just too easy. The Ravens were going to cut him. The trade was worked out between the brothers pretty well. The Niners didn’t wait because they got a great deal and have tons of picks to spare. Why compete on the open market. They desperately needed a legit receiver in addition to Crabtree. The Ravens get something in return and assure that he is not only out of the division…but not with the Patriots or the Broncos to come back and bite them in the conference. Well played guys. I’m impressed.

  158. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:09 PM

    6th round pick seems like an awfully low compensation for a player like Boldin.

    The 9ers got a steal on this deal.

  159. buzzbeaubank says: Mar 11, 2013 5:09 PM

    I would have liked a 4th rounder, but I’m glad he’s still making his $6M and happy we dumped the salary, shipped him out of the AFC, and at least got something in return.

    I have to scratch my head at the Yinzers talking trash when their #1 is about to be a Dolphin…

  160. kevpft says: Mar 11, 2013 5:09 PM

    SIXTH round pick? SIXTH?! For the guy who was very nearly your SB MVP, and without whom you do not win the Super Bowl, or even get there?

    How much time and money will the Ravens now spend in the coming years to find someone as vital as Boldin has been? I’ll eat my hat if it’s less than $6 million.

    Criminey. To not even pay the guy his contracted amount after he virtually wins the SB for you, and then to give him up for a nothing pick to a team that has more draft picks than open roster spots? INSANE. Breathtakingly stupid.

  161. dolphins4 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:11 PM

    It looks like the Rams are going to be in the basement for a long time.

  162. nite2al says: Mar 11, 2013 5:20 PM

    Why is it that when the Ravens make moves like other NFL teams do, they receive so much criticism?

    Why is it that Flacco has to be the only SB winning, make-the-playoff-every-QB that shouldn’t get a max contract?

    So they cut an aging Blodin rather than give him 6 million+ ? Big deal. Teams do this all the time, especially after a SB year…you can’t resign everyone.

    Why criticize the Ravens whose front office has proven over and over that they know how to conduct NFL business.

    Oh, I forgot, these are the same people who said Flacco would never win a Superbowl.

  163. weepingjebus says: Mar 11, 2013 5:23 PM

    This is legitimately shocking. Maybe other Ravens players aren’t too excited with the prospect of fighting over Flacco’s table scraps for the next decade.

  164. themage78 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:23 PM

    Time for Flacco to start choking.

  165. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:26 PM

    all the other GM’s and owners laughed when the ravens gave Flaccid 120 mill, now they are really lmao now that they traded boldin for a 6th rounder, i guess the great and powerful OZ is just a movie and not real life!!!

  166. praetorian12 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:27 PM

    When did the NFC West become the AL East? Seahawks/Niners are like the new Yankees/Red Sox. The only question left in the NFC is who are the other four playoff teams?

  167. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 11, 2013 5:27 PM

    So let me get this straight, is today a we love Boldin day or is it he is too old and wants too much money day. I can’t tell with you vacillating fans in charm city. Lmao such hypocrites. One day yes one day no . How sweet a city of ravenators….smh

  168. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Mar 11, 2013 5:32 PM

    Percy Harvin averaged 10.9 yards per reception last year (9 games).

    Anquan Boldin: 14.2

  169. tomcous says: Mar 11, 2013 5:33 PM

    A 6th Round pick for Boldin is atrocious and wreaks of desperation by the Ravens.

    Looks like they are digging deep to re-sign some Defense

  170. latenightroach says: Mar 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    Boldin is a big factor as to why Flacco just got paid. Ouch! I feel sorry for Raven fans out there. SF with Bolden & Seattle with Percy Harvin are both going to be SB contenders…again. I hope Flacco realizes his big payday caused this to happen.

  171. rklc says: Mar 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    As a Seahawk fan, I’m bummed to see Boldin back in the NFC West. I was happy when he left Arizona. He’s not the same player he once was, but will fit the physical identity of the 49ers well. That was a good move by the 49ers. I can’t wait till the hawks and the 9ers square off.

  172. golfdude65 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:40 PM

    Raven and steelers fans are too stupid to realize their teams are on the way down….

  173. micahernst says: Mar 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    Flacco is going to be checking down a lot this season.

  174. lucasbabe1978 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:44 PM

    Ravenator, 6 superbowls I think we know how to use a checkbook, your team used to be the Cleveland browns. Or was the Baltimore Colts?

  175. bleedpurplenblack says: Mar 11, 2013 5:46 PM

    Smart move.

    Ship an aging WR with declining numbers for a draft pick.. create more cap room (they were already well under the cap anyways) so they can improve the team.

    Greg Jennings anyone?

    The Wizard of Oz strikes again.

  176. jibberator says: Mar 11, 2013 5:49 PM

    They must really like receivers from most recent superbowl champions.

  177. neepo13 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    I am beginning to think that Q wasn’t in the Ravens plans for next season, like at all. Which is confusing to me. First word comes out that they were ready to cut bait on Friday. Than they basically try to strong arm him into taking a 2 million dollar pay cut, no way to earn it back or extension that offers incentive to work with them. Now they have moved him for a 6th round pick, that is practice squad fodder. For whatever reason the Ravens made a decision to move on long before now. This Ravens fan is not to happy about it.

  178. 52lightsxout52 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:58 PM

    Someone above mentioned Boldins’ blocking. I think you hit the nail right on the head. I think that was one of the primary reasons the 49ers acquired him, it may make the read-option that much more effective. I have to wonder though about the exit of Randy Moss, because even though he didn’t put up big stats for the niners, his real value was as a downfield threat which kept defenses from stacking the box. They won’t have that option next year, unless another option emerges to fill that role and I don’t think its Bolden…

  179. nockinon7sdoor says: Mar 11, 2013 5:58 PM

    “I won’t play in another uniform,” Boldin said on the network’s Pro Football Talk. “We have a saying, once a Raven, always a Raven, and I’ll always be a Raven.”

    Sorry to hear that the 49ers gave up a draft choice for a retired player.

  180. joerevs300 says: Mar 11, 2013 6:01 PM

    Outside of the fact that Denver forgot how to play prevent defense in the playoffs, hence the “Flacco Fling”, Boldin was the major reason they won a Super Bowl in the first place.

    Oh, and he managed to catch and outfight DB’s and S’s for nearly EVERY jump ball.

    So unless the Ravens are finding a Tom Brady type player in the 6th round, it is RIDICULOUS to not pay the guy $6M when he just made you TENS OF MILLIONS when you won the SB!

    Oh, and you’ll probably lose Kruger and Ellerby too, not to mention probably V.Leach.

    Good luck with that Ravens…

  181. jeffa43 says: Mar 11, 2013 6:05 PM

    The more Ravenator opens his mouth and shows his crack teeth, the more obvious is that he has no life.

    Enjoy last place with a overpaid QB.. The WR you just sent packing saved Joes ass all season long.

    Ray fumbleitis Rice is next.

  182. getyourownname says: Mar 11, 2013 6:06 PM

    Ravens fans have to appreciate Boldin’s contributions the past few years.

    But, and I know this sounds wild, it’s probably safer to trust in a front office that has been consistently successful in maintaining a strong team than some anonymous internet GMs who have experience with fantasy football.

  183. scoobies05 says: Mar 11, 2013 6:10 PM

    wow nofool. one whole day off of ravens posts. well done. ok here goes. first of all this has nothing to do with flacco. his cap number is 6.8 mil this year. personally i would love to have seen him stay. no doubt he had a great playoff run. but clearly the ravens didnt see him worth 6 million. and q wouldnt take a paycut so he got traded. now the ravens have close to 20 mil left on the cap. enough to bring back ellerbe pitta jones and maybe even reed and mckinney. and with the cap staying flat lots of vets will be available cheap. so on the surface this looks crazy but i have faith in the ravens to once again contend for a super bowl. its only march folks. long way to go before the final 53 is set. thanks for everything anquan. you will be missed. go ravens

  184. carlsbadboltfan says: Mar 11, 2013 6:10 PM

    When Seattle got Harvin, I thought they had the upper hand in winning the NFC West next season.

    With SF getting Boldin, it’s now even between the two teams.

    DUMB move Ravens. Without Boldin, you wouldn’t have gotten to the Superbowl, let alone win it.

  185. biglaj007 says: Mar 11, 2013 6:13 PM

    People hate success,the Ravens have been a successful organization within a short period & folks constantly try to belittle them….I think the reason is cuz Baltimore is a great organization. Boldin was great but he can be replaced, if I can remember it was Jones that made that 70 yard throw in Den, in NE three different receivers caught TDs & our defense clamped them down & in SB three receivers caught TD & if it wasn’t for that blackout it would have been 58-9, so folks it wasn’t only Boldin, it was the team.

  186. bcgreg says: Mar 11, 2013 6:17 PM

    What a joke! A 6th round pick for Boldin? That’s it? No conditional picks? NFL should look into this deal considering John and Jim are the principals in this deal (don’t think that they aren’t). This is just very shady to me. Even Moss got the Raiders a 4th rounder. A 4th round pick and I’d have no problem.

  187. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Mar 11, 2013 6:20 PM

    Ravens fans are truly whistling loudly past the graveyard on this. No, not just because they lost their #1 receiver and the guy who single-handedly bailed out Flacco. It’s the lost of team chemistry. Which is now huge and will be extremely difficult to recover from. It really is much more important than Ravens fans want to believe.

  188. mustangplayer58 says: Mar 11, 2013 6:30 PM

    As a Ravens fan, I like to believe In the next man up. Not the case here. sure, Torrey Smith was the most talented reciever on the roster at the time, but when he was being held up In double coverage, Boldin was getting open.. Who does that now? An Inconsistent Jacoby? A bunch of unproven guys who have never seen the field? A late round draft pick? Not gonna happen.

  189. pongonfl says: Mar 11, 2013 6:38 PM

    wow, you cannot just find guys like that.
    Is this brothers looking out for each other?
    I can see that they HAD to keep the fast deep threat guy, but wow. This made everything a whole lot harder for the ravens and a whole lot easier for the 9rrrrrs

  190. imeanwhatisay says: Mar 11, 2013 6:38 PM

    good bye Bolden see you in the super bowl rematch now we sign our lb and reed the wideouts will make up for Bolden wirh the rams wr

  191. 6allsohard6more says: Mar 11, 2013 6:41 PM

    Boldin was not the number 1 WR Torrey Smith was he was the one that scared you Boldin could barely get open that’s why he had to fight for a lot of balls good trade for both teams I’m glad he get to go to a super contender…

  192. immafubared says: Mar 11, 2013 6:59 PM

    Flako’s huge contract screwed two teams, the Ravens and the Packers. Neither will probably make the playoffs next year, packers for sure.

    The Pack not only cannot get anyone in FA that they despirately need but with Rogers now commanding at least 22 mil per year, they are going to lose several key players, besides Jennings and Woodson.
    Jones a good ILB will be leaving, probably OL EDS, Findley may also be cut all because of the Rogers contract.
    TT will try and save face via the draft but with 7 picks and losing talent and having a load of losers staying behind, this team is going nowwhere fast.

  193. geddy39 says: Mar 11, 2013 7:05 PM

    Hate seeing Q leave. Reed likely will be next. Kruger and Cary Williams are already good as gone, but the one guy I wanted to see the Ravens resign is Ellerbe. This team loses quality players each and every year and they seem to rebound and make the playoffs. Next year will be no different. Expecting to repeat as Super Bowl champions is a pipe dream, but we are the only team that can accomplish that feat next year, no matter how unlikely. Ravens getting a 6th round pick doesn’t seem like much, but considering that in less than 24 hours they would have gotten nothing, its not too bad of a haul.

  194. thisonesforpat says: Mar 11, 2013 7:09 PM

    A 6th rounder? Are you kidding me? Only the (reported) Vikings were offering less. What team wouldn’twant the MVP of the post season for a 6th round pick? I don’t get it.

    Did he upset Ozzie? Must have.

  195. killitandeatit says: Mar 11, 2013 7:12 PM

    Well both teams just released a joint statement that Harbaugh had nothing to do with this trade, lol.
    The first round pick by the niners was a wiff for a receiver last draft. The 49er roster is so deep that a 6th rounder is ,most likely , not making the team. Simply,. a great move.

  196. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 11, 2013 9:05 PM

    OK all you Raven fans that have been posting “don’t worry, they will get Boldin signed”, how that work out for ya?

    Just lost your most productive WR during the SB run.

  197. jprcox says: Mar 11, 2013 9:11 PM

    There is no way people can seriously think Boldin is as good as P.Harvin…?? I am not saying Seattle made a good decision, but 49ers fans are out of their minds if they think getting Boldin is equal to Seattle getting Harvin. Boldin was contemplating retirement – Harvin is in his prime, and will be with Seattle for years to come.

  198. orivar says: Mar 11, 2013 9:42 PM

    Cool. Now the 49ers won’t use him.

  199. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Mar 11, 2013 9:43 PM

    He’ll be 33 in October. Can’t believe the Ravens got a draft pick for him. Nice work.

  200. axespray says: Mar 11, 2013 10:13 PM

    Dear Teams out there – quit giving The Seahawks and 49ers weapons !!!

    They’re already tough enough as is …. don’t make ’em tougher …. jerks!

  201. chainbuzz says: Mar 11, 2013 11:16 PM

    I’m not sure what insane reason would merit this being removed the first time, but again

    1) Great move by San Fran. Boldin’s a reliable big playmaker downfield who gives Kaepernick another big weapon, even if just for a short while. San Fran’s offense just became more explosive.

    2) Watch and see how “elite” Flacco is without him.

  202. chainbuzz says: Mar 11, 2013 11:20 PM

    Some fuccking little pissass dweeb who doesn’t like me keeps removing my perfectly proper posts. Fucck off you little punk communist bastard!

  203. nodindenver says: Mar 11, 2013 11:30 PM

    The Ravens got flat-out fleeeeeeced! He may be 33, he may make 6 mil but, he is still a big time threat who plays consistently even after getting flat blasted going across the middle. He will not be replaced by a rook and getting a 6 is laughable!!!!!

  204. rainponcho87 says: Mar 12, 2013 12:43 AM

    I am a 49er fan that is happy to hear of this trade. I have always liked Boldin, even though he has hurt my team. Guy just plays tough. He played through a broken jaw in Arizona. He made some great catches in the superbowl. I watch the NFL to cheer for my team, but you just have to applaud great players making awesome plays. Harvin is a great player too and I would be pumped as a Seattle fan to hear they got him. The offseason is a fun chess match and you have to wait and see who made the best moves. This is classic Trent Balke. He likes to get solid players that are relative bargains. You will never see him trading his top draft picks for the big FA signing.

  205. blackngold4life says: Mar 12, 2013 1:53 AM

    Frisco and Boldin are clearly the winners..9ers made the move b4 A bidding war..why wait? They got a Pro Bowler for a 6th round pick..Boldin wins cause he still gets his 6m and is on a better younger team in a easier Division..Ratbirds Just fell to 15 to 1 odds in Vegas to repeat ..9ers moved up to 5 to 1..Not any WRs with Boldins skill set available for the Ratbirds to add. And they still may blow it with Kruger & Ellerbe. We’ll see

  206. forever9ers says: Mar 12, 2013 3:18 AM

    Boldin has Flacco’s support.
    Flacco has Boldin’s paycheck.

  207. tsizzlesucks says: Mar 12, 2013 8:12 AM

    The trade smells of collusion between the Harbaughs. Goodell should be involved heavily in this.
    Spygate MAY HAVE affected a game and thus the standings. This WILL affect games and standings. A sixth round pick? Next to last sixth round pick! Might as well have been a seventh rounder because for all intents and purposes, that’s what it is. It SMELLS ALOT!
    Let’s see what the NFL does. Let’s see the brothers’ phone records. This is a real scandal, brought about by Flacco’s greed…
    Have a great year Ravens!

  208. j0esixpack says: Mar 12, 2013 10:10 AM

    Joe Flacco has what he wants – the biggest contract in NFL history.

    Unfortunately he may be the only guy they can afford to have on the field for offense.

    Should be interesting watching a QB with no one to throw to

  209. eatitfanboy says: Mar 12, 2013 10:49 AM

    Seriously? Harvin goes for three picks, including a first rounder, and this is all they get for Boldin?

    I refuse to believe no one would offer more.

    This smells.

  210. drock36 says: Mar 12, 2013 12:31 PM

    The Carlos Beltran on the NFL. He had a 4 TD’s in the regular season and 4 in the playoffs, and all of a sudden he is the 2nd coming of Jerry Rice…?? The weak SF secondary certainly helped pump up his value.

    This is his 3rd team, he will be 33 next season, definitely on his last leg. The team that new him best, new his real value, plus no other team offered more than a 6th round pick in order to pay him 6M… I wonder why. I would take a player in his prime, like Harvin and pay him for the next six years.

    Why not pick up Reed or James Harrison as well, other players living off his past glory days.

  211. nodindenver says: Mar 12, 2013 1:03 PM

    Ravens need a make-up deal today at 2; AKA Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings or they will be the folly of the off-season! The Wizard of Oz choked on this one.

  212. bcgreg says: Mar 12, 2013 1:22 PM

    For those who gave me a thumbs down on my last post, I’ll ask you this. If Belichick had a brother as the HC in Seattle, and he traded Boldin to his brother for a SIXTH round pick, you’d all cry foul. Would you not?

  213. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 12, 2013 1:37 PM

    bcgreg says: Mar 12, 2013 1:22 PM

    For those who gave me a thumbs down on my last post, I’ll ask you this. If Belichick had a brother as the HC in Seattle, and he traded Boldin to his brother for a SIXTH round pick, you’d all cry foul. Would you not?

    That’s why I said it reeks of collusion.

  214. m1000be says: Mar 13, 2013 12:15 PM

    I won’t bother talking about the trade, but I want to say this. This is what makes the NFL, FA and salary cap so great. You look at the 49ers and Seahawks, two teams that couldn’t sniff the playoffs a few years back and now they are two of the scariest teams. It is what makes this sport so friggin’ great. You can go from the bottom of the barrel, to the top provided you draft correctly, manage contracts and do good in free agency. Some teams never seem to get that (Hello, Browns!) but for the most part, it allows every team a good chance at the Lombardi!

  215. mikesmajormojo says: Mar 13, 2013 5:42 PM

    Nice move. Upgrade and a steal for a gifted, physical receiver on the other side opposite Crabtree. Much better fit than Randy Moss who’ll match-up well vs SEA’s huge DBs. Does nothing for Niners speed on outside however… not convinced Manningham, Jenkins, Williams are the answer.

  216. stillers213 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:35 PM

    Boldin, Krueger, Ellerbe. Things just keep getting better for the Ratbirds! How’s theat contract Joe?

  217. mrpolarbear99 says: Mar 14, 2013 11:42 AM

    Hey nice to see the Ravens were able to use the cap space they saved from Boldin to sign Ellerbe! Right Ravenator??

  218. tesslord says: Mar 14, 2013 12:50 PM

    I’m looking forward to see Kap win the sb, If the pats don’t win it that is… I believe in the kid. I see a great qb just like tb. Kap I’m rooting for you kid!! Glad you have great teammates.—

  219. polonelmeagrejr says: Mar 17, 2013 8:32 AM

    ckinkc99 – “could have”

  220. miguel3557 says: Mar 18, 2013 8:04 PM

    Let’s see. It’s been explained at least 4-5 times on this blog that Flacco’s new contract will pay him $2 million less in 2013 than he was paid in 2012. Why is it so difficult for Ravens’ fans to understand that, no matter how much Flacco’s to be paid over six years, his new contract created more cap space for contracts like Boldin’s, not less. Flacco’s new deal had nothing to do with the Ravens’ decision not to pay continue paying Bolden the $6M he was paid last year.

    Can Ravens’ fans add and subtract or have their brains gone dead listening to the mind-numbing, loud-mouthed inanities of pseudo-warrior Ray Lewis for too long?

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